Rockaway’s Craftiest

Rockaway’s Craftiest: Far Rock Shop Represents!

From Rockaway Times:

In this Rockaway Times series, we spotlight the eclectic band of crafty artists living on the peninsula. These individuals stand out, not just because of their creativity and undisputable talent, but the oxygen fueling the passion behind their work—living and breathing in Rockaway. We hope this series gives readers the incentive to support these local artists, who invest their soul, time and energy in producing works of art that reflect what makes our peninsula an unparalleled place to call home.

Rockaway Beach is well publicized for its restaurants and shops, surfing, and enclave of hipsters, but don’t get it twisted. According to Joshua Groves, one of the entrepreneurs behind Far Rock Shop, a clothing business repping the eastern end of the peninsula, Far Rockaway is indeed a “diamond in the rough,” boasting a rich legacy of movers and shakers, including Nancy Lieberman, aka “Lady Magic,” a former professional basketball player and Women’s National Basketball Association coach; fashion designer Steve Madden; confessed mastermind behind the largest Ponzi scheme in world history, Bernie Madoff; and retired NY Knicks basketball player, John Warren. In the following Q&A, 28-year-old Groves discusses he and his family’s determined mission to display the community’s diamonds with their clothing brand, Far Rock Shop, which features a variety of hats, shirts, hoodies and more, under the auspices of company, 53rd State LLC.

Our goal is to instill pride and honest living. We all have full-time jobs, but this is our passion and it’s honest work. I personally want to be a positive influencer and make an impact in our community, by paying it forward.

 

More on this story by The Rockaway Times’ Kami-Leigh Agard here:

http://rockawaytimes.com/index.php/columns/5693-rockaway-s-craftiest-far-rock-shop-represents

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